The Bay Area band kicks off the next leg of its trek with a pair of shows October 24-25 at SOhO in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Other stops on the group's busy itinerary include October 30-31 at Las Tortuga's Dance of the Dead at Evergreen Lodge in Groveland, Calif.; November 7 at 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (with Dark Star Orchestra); November 13 at Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington, Vt.; November 19 at Sullivan Hall in New York City; November 29 at The Fillmore in San Francisco; December 5 at Martyrs' in Chicago; December 30-31 at Oriental Theater in Denver and January 24 at Munson-Williams-Procter Art Institute in Utica, N.Y.
Additional dates are expected.
As a hard-touring band, Hot Buttered Rum had to face the tough reality of how a national tour can affect the environment and figure out how to counter it.
The band has been instrumental in promoting the biofuel renaissance, touring the country on recycled vegetable oil and biodiesel as early as 2003.
Members have participated in numerous renewable energy and biofuel conferences and have taken part in discussion panels at music festivals like Bonnaroo and High Sierra.